Published quarterly by Ontario Nature, ON Nature brings readers closer to nature by exploring Ontario’s natural areas and wildlife and providing insight into current environmental issues since 1932.

The magazine features stunning photography and in-depth articles by nature specialists. ON Nature explores Ontario’s wild species and spaces, while offering insight on:

  • Breaking conservation and science news

  • Environmental issues and sustainability

  • Outdoor recreation

  • Natural history


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Ontario Nature, a leading environmental non-profit organization, publishes ON Nature magazine. 

Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. If you enjoy the magazine, be sure to read about the organization behind it at ontarionature.org.


Editor John Hassell | johnh@ontarionature.org | 416-444-8419 ext. 269
Art Director Levi Nicholson
Contributing Editor Joanna Pachner
Associate Editor Lisa Richardson
Copy Editor Sarah Weber
Proofreaders Allan Britnell, Ron Corkum, Noah Cole
Advertising Jeff Yamaguchi | promedcomm@aol.com | 416-508-2382

Looking for more contact information or details on writing and photography guidelines? View our Contact Us section.


  • Finalist for Short Feature Writing
    2018 National Magazine Awards,
    Blinded by the light” by Ray Ford
  • Silver for Short Feature Writing
    2017 National Magazine Awards,
    The cutting edge” by Ray Ford
  • Gold for General Periodical Category
    2016 Canadian Farm Writers Awards,
    The cutting edge” by Ray Ford
  • Finalist for Science Technology & the Environment
    2016 National Magazine Awards,
    Oil and water” by Conor Mihell

Nature through history

Over the years, the magazine has had several different names.

ON Nature: 2004 – present
Seasons: 1980 – 2004
Ontario Naturalist: 1963 – 1979
Bulletin: 1951 – 1962
Circular: 1932 – 1951

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